In a moving press statement released after the court gave judgment, Mr. Fani-Kayode said he was dropping the surname he has borne all his life for another – Olukayode – in appreciation to God, who he said proved to the world he was innocent of the charges slammed on him.
“As a mark of honor and respect for the Lord and as an everlasting testimony of my love for and dedication to him, I wish to make it known to the Nigerian public that as from today my name will be changed,” the former minister said.
“It will no longer be David Oluwafemi Fani-Kayode but instead, it shall be David Oluwafemi Olukayode. Olukayode means “the Lord has brought me joy” and today he has done precisely that.
“As from this day, in honour of him and as a small tribute to my love for and total dependance on Him, that shall remain my family name. Once again, I give thanks to God for all that has happened to me and for this great deliverance. To him be all the glory.”
Read Mr. Fani-Kayode full statement below. It’s really moving and interesting.